IAF Airman Technical Trade Exam – Selection Procedure
For the recruitment of IAF Airman Technical Trade Cadres, a five-step selection method is followed :
Step 1 : Processing of Application :
The IAF Airman Technical Trade Exam applications are processed to ascertain the eligibility of the candidates. Then an admit card is sent which contains all the relevant details like the date, time and venue of examination.
Technical Trades Candidates are tested in Mathematics, Science, English and Intelligence & General Awareness.
Step 2 : Testing the Abilities :
The selection tests will be held at any of the 13 Airmen Selection Centres across India. Your answer sheets will be assessed at the examination centres and results announced the same day.
Step 3 : Conducting Medical Examination :
The candidate will be sent for a medical examination, which shall be conducted by a Medical Officer of the Armed Forces. After the medical examination, one is either declared ‘Fit’ or ‘Unfit’ or ‘Temporarily Medically Unfit’ ( TMU ).
Step 4 : Preparing Merit List :
After successfully clearing the examination and being declared medically fit / TMU, the candidate’s name will feature in the All India Merit List. This list will be displayed at the Airmen Selection Centres, where the tests were conducted. A call letter is sent to requesting the candidate to report to the Airmen Selection Centre for enrolment.
Step 5 : Undertaking Enrolment :
Apart from the enrolment formalities, the candidate will take a Trade Aptitude Test to determine the right trade for him. Depending upon the score as well as the position in the Merit List, the candidate will be assigned to one of the streams in the Technical Trades.
After completing enrolment formalities, the successful candidate will be sent to the Administrative Training Institute for 26 weeks for Basic Combatant Training. Thereafter, he will be sent to one of the Training Institutes for specialisation in the assigned trade.